In Canada, many advocacy organizations struggle to raise the funds and grow their base to the scale where they can affect lasting policy change. Could it be because of a flaw in the traditional advocacy business model?
Non-profits, charities and social purpose organizations across Canada are grappling with volunteer shortages. Engaging new volunteers in the workplace could help reinforce a sector grappling with a shortage of human resources.
Canada’s volunteer ecosystem is currently suffering from a dearth of volunteers, with roughly two-thirds of volunteer-dependent organizations saying they cannot find enough support. Understanding the reasons why volunteers are quitting is crucial to reversing this trend.
Donation patterns are changing. Affluent Canadians, whose gifts form a growing share of the overall charitable pie, are increasingly giving through donor advised funds affiliated with banks and wealth management firms.